Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I am having an internal debate about whether to join Facebook. I have protested joining for way too long to just up and join now. But I recently had a cousin join, and several friends that I don't stay in contact with through email very well.
But there is still just something about it that I don't like. I can't really put my finger on it. Plus, until Jerelyn changes her password, I have access through her account so I can at least check up on the people she is friends with.
So, there you have it. I'm thinking about it. For those of you who know the process, this is the first step. If you don't know the process, ask Danell about the conversations we had about cell phones while I was in Texas.
TaTa for now!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Also, before the wedding I was in the church office with a friend and Pastor Ritch came through. He asked us what we thought he should say at the wedding (acting as if he hadn't thought about it yet). We told him that he should continue his teachings on the end times. After all, the notes were already prepared. He said, "Good idea. 'Katie and Storm, the end is near.'" And then he said "It would be a wedding message no one would forget!" Fortunately for Katie and Storm, he did not take our advice. It was a beautiful ceremony! And now the bride and groom are enjoying each others company in Hawaii.
Just as everyone is thinking of beautiful Hawaii weather, here is the official weather update for Peoria on this wonderful spring day: High 48. As I looked out my window at work throughout the day, this is what I saw: clouds and wind, sun, snow (yes, you're reading correctly), sun, rain, sun, wind, snow, sun, rain, clouds. Very fascinating to watch. And pretty entertaining since I never quite knew what to expect!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Oh, and yes, I realize I was one of the unfaithful bloggers this week. I am blaming it on Maybe number 2!
I was driving to a client's house on Tuesday that I have been seeing for about a year, but he has only lived in this house since January. So, winter is the only season I have ever been in this particular area of Pekin. Well, I almost missed my turn because I didn't recognize the street! All the the trees had new green leaves on them which made the street seem so much smaller and closed in. I didn't recognize it at all! It was really funny. I had to make a sharp turn in order to make the turn. And of course I was running late...
Sunday, April 20, 2008
And, I was remiss about not posting on the earthquake that happened on Thursday. I was sound asleep Thursday night. I woke up at 4:30am thinking that someone was standing at the end of my bed shaking it. I was startled and the adrenaline began pumping. But I sat up and no one was there. I eventually fell back to sleep. Than on Friday morning I was laying on the couch when the aftershock hit (yes, those of you who were around for the aftershock will be amazed that I was home on the couch at 10:15). I thought it was odd that the couch was shaking. But I don't watch the news and I didn't listen to the radio on the way to work, so as yet, I had no idea there had been an earthquake. I just thought that the the house was shaking for some odd reason. I had no idea that earthquakes could happen in Illinois. So I asked someone at work later, thinking that I was going to sound stupid asking if there had been an earthquake. But than I found out that there had been one. As a side note, I was also in an earthquake in Georgia while I was in college, but I somehow managed to miss that one. So now I can say that I've been in two earthquakes. I'm sure that information will get me far in life!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I just did spell check again, and apparently "paraphanalia" is still wrong! : )
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Last week my dad informed me that Chainsaw Kevin had come over still requesting to cut down the tree in the front yard! I'm not sure which is worse, that he still wants to cut it down or that my dad hasn't gotten it cut down by any other means. Anyway, that's not exactly the point of my blog. My dad, being the fun-loving meddler that he is, asked what I was doing next Saturday. He wanted me to have the pleasure of being home when Chainsaw Kevin came to cut down the tree, so he was willing to schedule the tree-cutting ceremony for a day and time when I was home. Amy suggested having a friend over, popping some popcorn, pulling up some chairs to the window, and enjoying the show. I, of course, promptly informed them that I was very busy next Saturday and so were all of my friends. And, furthermore, I was busy for every Saturday in the foreseeable future.
So, tonight, we're sitting in the living room when the doorbell rings. Dad answers it, goes outside to talk to whomever is at the door, comes back in and announces that he and Chainsaw Kevin (yes, he called him that) are going to cut down the tree. I told him that he definitely needed to practice calling the guy Kevin so that he did not slip up and accidentally call him Chainsaw Kevin to his face. While they cut down the tree, Daynah and I played a game and then I got ready for church. As I was pulling out of the driveway the men (including Josh) were yelling timber. Okay, not really. But dad was pushing on the tree as Kevin sawed the bottom. I might have said timber in my head just for the fun of it as the tree toppled to the ground!
Maybe that's the last we'll hear of Chainsaw Kevin now that the tree is cut down?! Hopefully...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I haven't had any comments on my last two postings. It makes me wonder if anyone is even reading my blog anymore. The most comments I've gotten since February 7th is 5. There was a time when I was in the double digits. Now, someone once pointed out to me that I should not blog for the comments, but why else would I blog? Sometimes it's for my own amusement. Sometimes I just have something that has to be said. But most of the time it's because I am trying to entertain a larger public. But how do I know if I am entertaining a larger public if no one ever comments on my blog. Okay, enough whining. That might be the title of my next blog.
I had to google the words to the above song because I couldn't remember the rest and I was curious, so for your reading pleasure...
"Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,
Guess I'll go eat worms,
Long, thin, slimy ones;
Short, fat, juicy ones,
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms.
Down goes the first one, down goes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Up comes the first one, up comes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm."
Monday, April 7, 2008
This is my very favorite wallet. And a portfolio of sorts that had personalized stationary inside! Inside the portfolio was a list I made of everything I received for Christmas in 1993. Yes, I am apparently a nerd who would make a list of the things people bought me! And by a list of everything, I mean down to the fact that I got mouthwash, deoderant, nail polish, and mascara (among other things) in my stocking. Here are the big winners from the list:
- an electric typewriter
- 3 Trolls
- Sega Game Gear
- black stirrup pants
And, to make the list a little more practical and less nerdy, I wrote down who gave me what and checked off the one's that I sent thank you cards to. I really was good at sending thank you cards at one time. Or maybe it was just because my mom made me do it.
- My library card.
- Two middle school ID cards. Sorry, I purposely covered up the pictures. You only get a tiny glimpse of how horrible my hair looked, and you don't get to see the glasses I had on!
- My prom promise card. "Prom night will be one of the most memorable nights in my life, and I want to stay alive to remember it. So whether I attend prom or not, I promise not to use alcohol or drugs on prom night. I won't let these things mess up an important time for me and my friends. We don't need them for a good time. We need each other. We can still have a good time, but we can also be safe, sober, and alive." I don't think this was from the year I actually went to prom, but I'm not sure because it wasn't dated.
- One of my mom's business cards.
- My temporary receipt before I got my first driver's license. Apparently, I lied about my height.
I'm not really sure why all of those things were together in one wallet since they spanned a time of about 5 years. Hopefully I was not still using that wallet when I was in high school!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
But on a positive note...tomorrow is Wednesday for most of you, but Friday for me. I'm working a half day and then getting ready to go on a ski trip to Colorado. Notice I didn't say I was going skiing in Colorado. There is a HUGE difference. I am just getting the benefit of going without actually skiing : ). I know, none of you are surprised. I am going to relax, read some books, do some shopping while everyone else skis. I know that most of you do not understand. I have given up trying to explain. Just know that while you are working on Thursday and Friday, I will be relaxing in Colorado! Have a great weekend!